Create a spread of delicious traditional Mexican food for your guests for your next party. These Pork Carnitas and Chicken Taco Bowls are homemade so you can make them for your “super tasters” all the way to your “please burn my tongue offers.” Also enjoy a plethora of other tasty party foods.
This post is sponsored by Hormel and Collective Bias. #CollectiveBias #newfromhormel
It’s hard to believe summer is winding down. This year, being we were out of the country for a good portion of the season, it felt like we hadn’t seen much of our family or friends. So, when I got the opportunity from #CollectiveBias to create a party using Hormel’s new Everyday Scratch products and their Hot Sandwich Meats, I jumped at the chance to invite some guest over for a really fun meal.
Last week, after I made the Steak and Pepper Tortilla Cones using Hormel’s Philly Style Steak, I knew they would make great party food and decided they had to be on the menu.
To go along with the tortilla cones, I decided to create a variety of Mexican food for dinner using the various Hormel meats. Their Everyday Scratch Flame Seared Carnitas, Rotisserie Style Chicken, and Flame Seared Chicken would make the perfect base to create tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, burritos, and quesadillas.
All I would have to do is add sauces to the meats. I love when I can make great tasting food quickly and easily.
I was excited about my menu and headed off to Kroger to get everything I needed to start cooking. Being I had already shopped for the new Hormel products at the Miamisburg, Ohio store last week, I knew exactly where to find them – in the refrigerator entree section. I got another package of the Philly Steak and Peppers in addition to the two kinds of chicken and pork, so my guests would have a nice variety to choose from.
Knowing that this gathering was going to be a casual affair, I decided to serve dinner on paper plates and found some with bright orange, red, and yellow polka dots. You know I love polka dots. The colorful plates inspired me to get creative with the meal.
I’m sure my guests would have been perfectly happy being served a great Mexican meal on plain tortillas, but as usual, I had to dress up my food for the occasion.
I added orange, red, and yellow polka dots to my tortillas using food coloring and foam pouncers. It was easy adding the colorful dots to plain flour tortillas and they looked so cool when made into quesadillas filled with Hormel’s flame seared chicken and some cheddar cheese.
I even made my own tortilla bowls so my guests could make taco salads. That’s my dinner, pictured above, filled with rotisserie chicken flavored with taco seasoning and lots of fresh salad fixings. Yum.
I even made my own polka dot tortilla chips.
When my guests arrived, they were excited to see all the food and couldn’t wait to dig in. I set everything up so all my party guests could create their own entrees using their favorite ingredients and everyone really enjoyed that. As you can see, I made a lot of food, but by the end of the evening, there wasn’t much left and everyone cleaned their plates too.Everyone left full and happy. That’s a good party.
If you live in the Ohio area and would like to try the #newfromhormel products, you can save $1 off the Everyday Scratch products and $1 off the Hot Sandwich Meats. Click the links to go to coupons.com to print out your coupons.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.